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Westjet accident in YOW

Old 18th Feb 2008, 17:19
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Westjet accident in YOW

Just breaking (well 12 hours ago!), a Westjet 737 has skidded off the runway after landing in Ottawa. All the passengers are now safe.

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Old 18th Feb 2008, 22:03
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Minutes after the slide, airport officials rushed to the scene and called Ottawa fire and paramedics for backup.
Minutes after ? And no official in Ottawa ever rushes.
As of 2 a.m. Monday morning the cause of the slide had yet to be determined, but reports from the scene suggested the area surrounding the aircraft was extremely icy.
Ah, perhaps a clue there then ?

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Old 18th Feb 2008, 22:09
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Here's our boy...Hard to make out much. "Minor damage" was reported, to the airplane that is. "Career damage" may be more problematic...
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Old 19th Feb 2008, 11:55
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WJ had a similar incident in YQT two weeks ago. It is being reported that some WJ pilots make derogator remarks about their competition over the PA.

Certainly makes one wonder about their degree of professionalism
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Old 19th Feb 2008, 19:36
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Spoilers armed?
Yes? No? Maybe?

Autobrake (at least Medium)?

Could this be similar to Southwest at Midway?

....just curious.
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